United States Surfing Championships

Sprawling annual competition for the country's top-ranked amateur surfers, held in late summer or early fall. The United States Surfing Championships (USSC) was held at Huntington Pier from 1964 to 1972, and was regarded as the top event on the California competition calendar; from 1973 to 2003 the contest was held at rotating locations in Texas, Hawaii, California, and the East Coast.

The USSC grew out of the West Coast Surfing Championships, an annual weekend-long event founded in 1959, sp...